It’s no secret that the Liberal blogosphere helped propel the Democrat out of the abyss of minority status in our government. Could the right wing blogosphere do the same for Republicans? Well if they continue following the path of idiocracy and taking push polls as gospel, then that won’t be likely unless America gets hit by a big case of the stupids.
Case in point; a push poll by a wingnut website HowObamaGotElected.com, who commissioned Zogby to run it. Nate Silver had an interview with the person behind the poll, and you can tell by their obscenity riddled, highly touchy responses that one of the best people in the world of studying polls got under the skin of this wingut.
~~lt;p>Of course the right wing blogs are taking this poll as gospel, looking at it as the holy grail of electorate knowledge today. Ignore the fact that the same can be argued from this side. Look at the huge number of people who thought Obama was a Muslim, especially in ruby red Texas. Now think about how the same people on the right kept trying to push that story and wanted the media to push it, along with a story that Obama spent most of adult life in a Christian church with Jeremiah Wright. Wait! He’s a Muslim, but has gone to a Christian church all this time? Yeah – that’s the stupidity of the right I am talking about.
So can the right wing blogs help lift the Republicans out of minority status believing such things? I doubt it. Think about this. The Republicans have done nothing but dismiss polls over the years, especially on important issues such as abortion, energy policy, the Iraq war and the economy. They quickly dismiss them all as being inaccurate, yet they now hold on to some highly tainted push poll as gospel. Polls, love them or hate them, is the best method we have of gaining the pulse of the American people. It has also been the only real way that the American populace could let their voices be heard by our leaders. Hopefully that will be changing with our new President.
If the Republicans want to recover and their blogs be able to take credit then they need to get rid of the tinfoil hats once and for all. They need to push on fact, not the epitome of why polls can be skewed anyway you want. But if the right wing blogs become the last great hope of the Republican party, then they are doomed. They have no hope because America just woke up from eight years of stupid. They also need to really consider the fact that they are taking a poll as gospel done by the very same company that said “McCain leads Obama by 1 point” three days before the election. We all know how wrong that one was. </p>
(Dave Neiwert has much more on this)